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going to have to -- ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello welcome to the news hour. i'm in doha with the top stories. the urgent calls for a un investigation. two explosions target mosques during friday prayers in lebanon. the u.s. soldier that turned
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his gun on his colleagues is found guilty. and protesters remain on the streets of egypt despite a military curfew. i'm here with all of the headlines from europe, including thousands of people are forced from their homes as eastern russia sees its worst flooding in 120 years. and there's more water on the way. international pressure on syria's government to allow an investigation into the week's alleged krem -- chemical tack is growing. a senior member of the syrian opposition says samples from victims of the incidents have been sent outside the country. u.s. president barack obama calling the attacks a big event
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of grave concern that could make an international response even more urgent. and while the world waits, the survivors are giving their own si side. >> reporter: this video was shot by an -- independent journalist. men and women some with their children at their side. their faces contorted in pain. whatever killed these people killed indiscriminately, cat, a flock of sheep, and only feet away, a small crater and exploded metal, evidence of one of the missiles that delivered whatever ended these people's lives. >> translator: it was a small explosi explosion. when we went down to see what was going on, we smelled a
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strange order. people said we should go upstairs because it was chemical gas. then intense shelling started. i fell on the stairs, the t next morning we found the families dead. adults tried to resist death, but the children died immediately. >> reporter: this witness described how some people scrambled to escape. >> translator: people heard the mosques telling everyone to go to higher floors. >> reporter: on says that the explosions were not loud, so people initially thought the attack was some distance away. the syrian government has denied using chemical weapons, but also has refused a team of un
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chemical weapon's inspectors access to the site. people who gave medical help to victims have subsequently died. evidence such as this could point to the possible use of a nerve agent. >> reporter: you can tell that some of the victims are suffering from asphyxiation. they don't have external wound, so it's consistent with the use of a chemical agent. >> reporter: the united nation's is due in syria and expected to push for immediate access to the site. the backlash over the syrian conflict is being flam flamed -- blamed for causing more violence in lebanon. two sunday mosques were the targets at the end of friday prayers.
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>> reporter: they just finished friday prayers. then panic struck. security camera footage caught the moment of the explosion. this one was of two mosques targeted by a powerful car bombing. the explosions were minutes apart. dozens of people were killed and yired. -- injured. there is no claim of responsibility, but officials say the attacks had one objective, to create strife in lebanon. many people here are supporters of the syrian opposition. >> translator: this is the work of the syrian government. they targeted us. they gave a message to the sunnis in the north. >> reporter: these bombings are being seen as an attack against
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sunnis. hezbollah is fighting along the syrian government. this is a country polarized by the syrian war. tripoli is a volatile city. lebanese have engaged in gun battles many times in the past. the blasts were not unexpected. a few days ago, the lebanese army stepped up security across the country. it is fighting what is called a total war against terrorists. >> this is the result of the syrian conflict between the regime and the syrian rebels. >> reporter: lebanese leaders believe those behind the blasts were responsible for the bombing in beirut's southern suburbs. they are clearly trying to play down the sectarian nature of the
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attacks, but there is no doubt lebanon is at risk. nidal hasan has been found guilty of all charges against him for the killing of soldiers at the fort hood military base. he admitted he was responsible for the rampage. this leaves hasan facing a possible death sentence. let's take you now to egypt where some protesters are still defying a nightly military curfew. security forces have restricted movement around the capitol, closing off entrances to the main squares. >> reporter: egypt's anti-coup protesters have a new symbol and
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slogan. the rabi in arabic means four. posters of morsi were all but absent. >> it's not about morsi right now. all of these people they didn't came today because of morsi. i'm actually -- if i'm against morsi, it's my right. but it's my right also that i'm being against all of these people who died last -- last week. >> reporter: this march of around 500 men and women was through the geza district of cairo. at any sign of trouble the protest rerooted. >> reporter: with most of the organizers of the previous protests either dead or in jail, a younger generation is taking the reins.
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they want to persuade those who have stayed at home to join them. was no visible security presence along the march, but organizers said secret police were among the crowd. >> if people were afraid they wouldn't come again and again to protest. like you can see here still huge protest. maybe it's not the same number, but still egyptians are there, and we will not surrender without taking the rights of those people killed. >> reporter: and on the back street of geza, the march came an end. residents with stick made it clear the march wasn't welcome, the protesters left peacefully. all right. let's bring you some live pictures coming in from the egyptian capitol. what you are seeing is a crowd that is gathered on the southern outskirts of the egyptian
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capitol. people coming out to show their opposition to the military, and their support for -- at least some of them showing their support for the demmicly elected president. and they are carrying those yellow posters which have pond up. that symbolizes the square where many of the protesters were cleared out of on wednesday, leading to great loss of life. bring us up to speed with what has been happening today and what is continuing to happen at least in some areas. >> reporter: right. well we have seen some sporadic protests taking place across the country, but really, sammy, the story of the day has been that there has been a relatively low turnout. this was meant to be the week of departure and today, friday was meant to be the climax of the
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movement. but that's not what we have seen, and a big reason for that isn't necessarily protest fatigue as much as it is the crackdown that's happening on the muslim brotherhood who formed the core of the anti-coup alliance. going around cairo and geza has been incredibly difficult. the security forces have shut down roads, mosques, there has been a huge effort throughout the course of the week and especially today to try to limit and restrict those protesters so that even if they do gather, they know that they can't march beyond a very small area. >> i'm wondering whether there is a change in tactics by the protesters. i was listening to how many protests in alexandria, for example. are they going for a number of protests in cities rather than trying to gather in one big
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focal point? >> yeah, i mean it's not clear right now, whether this is a real strategy or just something that is happening out of necessity. the fact is every time we have tried for the past probably two days to get information about exactly where protests are happening, it is becoming increasingly difficult because of the security crackdown. the anti-coup alliance don't want to give too much information. so you are finding them pop up in different areas. another tactic we are seeing -- we're seeing less people out on the streets talk about chanting about the deposed president but against general sisi. and i think the main question that everyone is asking is what is the next step for the muslim brotherhood in the face of this increasing crackdown arrests of not just their top tier of
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leadership, but their middle tier as well, and so many of the organizers on the run or in hiding, what are they going to do next to make sure they stay relevant, and make sure their message comes out to the community. >> thanks so much. coming up in the news hour, the corruption trial that is gripping china. bo xilai's wife testifies against her husband. and japan's nuclear regulator blasts the operator of the fukushima plant. >> i don't like to speak before -- before time because football . . . vr
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columbian's frac rebels say it want time to study the conflict. >> you can hear the screams of an unhappy population. a time that requires their participation in making major national decisions, but frac has decided to focus exclusively on analyzing the scope of the government's proposal. >> alexander is in the capitol for us. is this just a pause in talks or are the talks actually breaking down now? >> reporter: well, what we're understanding now is that this is -- or should be just a break, although the frac has not said specifically when they think the
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negotiation should restart, just a few minutes ago, another farc negotiator gave an interview, and said that the key word here is break. they said they are not pulling at of the negotiations for good, but there are some obstacles. there are some things that they need to study and to brink back to the negotiating table. the biggest issue is the referendum. they are saying the announcement arrived without discussing it with them, and they are afraid that this referendum could work against them, and could give the president some special powers to kind of rule by decree on issues that have to do with -- with the eventual peace agreement. >> now this -- if it is put to a census, it has to go through parliament first. is congress likely to approve
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the bill? >> reporter: most likely. everybody expects the people to have the last word in these peace negotiations, and also the farc understands that, and they have said in many ways that they want the people to agree. the problem is that they need a law to be able to have this referendum, santos wants to have it the same day as the presidential election in 2014, but also this break, you have to understand, is probably a way for the farc to insist on the fact that besides the referendum they want the assembly to change to modify the constitution, and this is something that the government said they will not accept. they says that columbia already has a recent constitution that was passed in 1991 that is inclusive, that is progressive,
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and what needs to be done is fill full the providences of that constitution, and there is no need to change it. >> all right. thank you so much. all right. looks like insurgents may have struck again in a northern part of nigeria. what do we know about the reports of this attack yvonne? >> reporter: what we know is that it actually took place on monday the 19th of august. information is coming to us from a military spokesperson who says that fighters attacked as they were leaving a mosque and in that attack more than 30 people were killed, more than ten people were wounded. one soldier speaking on condition of anonymity to news agencies that the fighters addressed in military fatigue. that's all we know right now.
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we are waiting for further information from the military if further details do come to light. it is incredibly difficult to a verify what the military are saying, because it is impossible to access the area where this took place. human rights organizations, even the media are prohibited from going to areas where the military have launched an on slot in may. >> now we have heard in the past of fighters attacking churches, but what sort of history is there of them attacking mosques. >> reporter: oh, it's incredibly common unfortunately. just less than month ago a mosque was attacked in the same state, in which, again, more than 30 people were killed, and in fact it has to be said that most of the people that have
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died in the ongoing fighting and violence that has been caused by the group are followers of islam. this is no surprise. what we're told from the military is these individuals were apparently attacked because they refused to cooperate or possibly join the group. >> all right. thanks you have much. at least four people including two children have died as fighting continues in the congo. go troops are battling rebels north of the capitol. this is t this is t this is the bra grade's first clash since march.
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both the government and rebels have blamed each other for starting this latest outbreak of violence. all right. let's bring you some breaking news now coming in. the u.s. army soldier on trial for killing afghan civilians have been sentenced to life in prison without parole. we're talking about robert bales, the u.s. soldier who was accused of killing and in fact admitted to killing afghan civilians, who has been on trial in the u.s., has now been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. we'll bring you more details on this as soon as we get it here. a suicide bomb has killed two solders and wounded six northwest eastern yemen. the bomber detonated his explosives after he was stopped at a check point.
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the blast took place at the end transto the city. the chinese court hearing the case against bo xilai has released testimony from his wife. he is accused of trying to cover up his wive's involvement in the murder of a british businessman. hairy fawcett has the latest. >> reporter: day two of bo xilai's trial saw him locked in problems. his wife said hayward had been intimidating her son. she said bo xilai knew this and the fact that hayward's name was on a blacklist. the reason for the animosity according to the police chief
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was the unhappiness with hayward's management of a krumently obtained villa in france. if all of that set the stage for the murder, bo xilai insists it doesn't implicate him. he called his wife simply mad, and continues to make the most of the stage afforded to him, to portray this as a fair and open trial. in his wife's testimony she said bo was intimately acquainted with the man who give them the money to guy the villa. >> translator: he gave us anything we needed. >> reporter: bo xilai left court after a day that revealed new details about the murder that
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triggered his downfall. he is likely to face questioning about that killing when the trial resumes. thousands of people have been moved to safety, and many more could soon be following the worst floods in russia for more than a century. and there's more misery on the way. >> that's because water levels are expected to keep on rising despite already having hit an historic 7.2 meters. >> reporter: people are trying to get on with life in the eastern city, but the water just keeps on rising. >> translator: i have just gone to the shop for some rubber boots, and look. i have come back and they don't help anymore. >> reporter: sandbags have
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protected some businesses, but there is still more to come. >> translator: the peak is expected to be around the 25th, but it will stay at that level for a while. >> reporter: from the air the extent of the floods is clear. 50,000 people have been effected. 600 soldiers are currently building defenses. this area of russia is more than 6,000 kilometers from moscow, but the government is keen to show it is take the crisis seriously. it is dispatching ten ministers to oversee relief efforts, and vladimir putin has pledged a visit soon. at least one firefighter is dead and several are injured during a the battle of a fire in portugal. numerous fires have broken out
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in three regions of portugal in recent days. around 700 firefighters have been battling the infernos. in romania hundreds have lined the streets to show their support of the death of their leader. good news for britain's economy. it has grown. revised data shows gross domestic product increased .7%. much of this growth was driven by exports, but the ons was also cautious saying the country is experiencing a weak recovery compared to last recessions. economies are helped by booming business, and there is one trade doing very well here in the uk now. wine. should the likes of france,
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spain and italy will worried? >> reporter: the uk is known for many things like buckingham palace, the beatles, westminster, wimbleton. but wine? really? >> yes, really. >> reporter: simon swapped the corporate life for the quiet life. this is his vineyard in southern england, less gold rush, more grape rush. >> english sparkling wine has been winning top awards in the last few years because the quality is fantastic. >> reporter: you can see lots of knew opportunities to convince the connoisseur that british is best. conditions for growing grapes right now are perfect. this country has just gone through a bit of a mini heat wave. is the it climate change?
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that's probably a question for another day, but what everybody is aware of is how in - in -- unpredictable the british weather is. 2013 clearly not off to a better start, but the uk's wine industry is still tiny compared to others with 420 win yards and around 100 wineries. france has 110,000 vineyards, and 27,000 wineries. for the uk, that means there is still a lot more to learn. >> we have been growing for 60 years, they have been growing grapes in other parts of the world for thousands of years. so we don't have the perfect answer. >> reporter: the rest of the wine-making world is unlikely to be too concerned about the relatively tiny competitor.
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you are up to date on all of the top stories from europe, get's get back to sammy in doha . we'll meet the children flooding out of syria. and one of the beatle's ex-wives looks to be going downhill. we'll explain. ♪
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with an autographed jersey, and obama shared a few praise. >> coach shula retired with more wins than any coach in history. each time that record has been challenged, team after team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot
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♪ welcome back. let's recap the headlines now and al jazeera. robert bales has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the killing of 16 unarmed afghan civilians. bales apologized for the killings. at least 42 people have been killed in the lebanon city of tripoli. two sunday mosques were the targets. the united agents says it's top disarmament official is set to arrive in damascus on
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saturday. she's try to persuade the approval of an investigation in to an alleged chemical weapon attack. imran has been speaking to children caught up in the syrian violence. >> reporter: normally being described as one in a million is a compliment. here it is anything but. for a million syrian children this is their life. abraham is ten, he likes to tease his sister. he arrived in the camp a few days ago, and so far it is one big adventure. but he said he has seen a lot. >> translator: we were being bombed and they just destroyed
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us. and now i'm here. i just want to go back to school. go back to my friends. >> reporter: according to one estimate 10,000 children have arrived here since thursday. >> and now they are identifying all of the children of their school age and also the children with the special needs, so these information will be relate -- will be relate to unicef, and unicef after will work on them regularly. >> reporter: this camp has a long way to go before it is ready to deal with the needs of children, but the agencies involved are confident it will happen. this camp and many like it require schools and rehabilitation centers. this requires resources that simply aren't here yet. so for now the children help out
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the best they can, and play in the dust of the camp. the japanese's government nuclear inspector have accused the operators of the power plant in fukushima of carelessness. several long-standing leaks of highly radioactive wastewater. it's another blow for the people in the area. >> reporter: in the last humid areas, the clocks are still stopped and people in retreat. buildings broken in the earthquake two and a half years ago remain unrepaired. but danger is locked into this land. background radioactivity still too high for people to return, so they are ripping nature out and putting it in sacks. plants, soil, anything that sets
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the alarms off, dug out, stacked up, for decades. they can't bury it, nor can they send it somewhere else. safer storage of some of the more radioactive material, perhaps, but you can't scrape off all of the topsoil or cut down all of the vegetation. you can't drain all of the rivers, and you can't stop the rain. and in the fukushima region, the rain still carries radioactive particles. this is a restricted zone. you can come here, but you can't stay overnight. government hoped that these measures would mean people might be able to return to live here next spring. but revelations of massive and previously unreported leaks of highly contaminated water around the stricken nuclear plant 17 kill meters away, are making all
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assurances ring hollow. the watchdog visited the plant, and emerged critical. >> translator: it's hard to believe that the facility was built to store highly contaminated waters preventing leakage. it's what i had in mind before coming here, but the inspections that took place at this facility were careless. >> reporter: local fisherman were hoping they might be able to start work again. now that is out of the question. >> translator: what can i say, everyone is so sick of the situation that they are at a loss for words. whatever we say is useless, since they are still discharging the contaminated water. there isn't anything they can do to stop the leak, is there? >> reporter: the rivers can't wash the radiation away. they just spread it. and the ground around the reactors is saturated with
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contamination. the government can't even manage to contain the problem. police in india have launched a manhunt for four men suspected of taking part in the gang rape of a young journalist. the incident is drawing comparisons with the faceal attack on a student last september which sparked nationwide protests. >> reporter: yet another gang rape in india. an journalist was attacked while on assignment. her male colleague was tied and beaten, while the young woman was raped. police have released sketches of the suspects. >> translator: around 20 teams were created by the officials, and we wondered who could go to such places because people don't generally go to such places even
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in the daytime. one of the suspects has been arrested, all of the suspects have been identified. >> this latest attack comes eight months after a vicious gang rape in new delhi sparked nationwide protest. the young women in that case died. sexual assault laws were reformed, but opposition politicians say little has changed. >> nobody's safe. no women is safe. i don't know what is happening. there is no fear of law in the mind of people because they don't get punished. they get -- get away with it. >> reporter: the residents are shocked by this attack. >> we prided ourselves on living in a very safe city. but nowadays what is happening is un-understandable to me. what is going through people's minds when they behave like this towards women, children, and other people? so it is because there are too
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many people in the city? >> reporter: police have promised to throw their full weight behind the investigation as the young victim recovers in hospital. people are returning to their homes in the philippines after a week of torrential rain, but typhoon season is still far from over. ♪ >> reporter: life is getting better they sing at this evacuation center. at the end of a tough weak, a visit by the country's vice president to hand out relief supplies helps make it so. >> it is rather tough because of the calamity that we are experiencing. >> reporter: the people seem very resilient. >> yeah, that's the filipino. >> reporter: gradually moving back into their homes. a wooden hutted sitting just
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above the waters of one of the main floodways. >> translator: i don't worry that we might lose the house, but i was surprised this time about the damage to the flooring. >> reporter: she and her neighbors have learned to live with the same routine of evacuation and return. >> translator: every time we have a flood i tell myself that's why we can't have anything nice like a tv, because we would just lose it. >> reporter: as people move back into their homes, for casters are already watching what could be the next typhoon forming out in the pacific in the philippine's relentless cycle of storms. this household, life returns to what passes as normal with an eye to what the weather will bring next. a wildfire raging out of control has spread inside the border of yosemite national
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park. a state of emergency has been declared there. residents and tourists have been told to leave the area. firefighters have been trying for a week to tackle the blaze. it's one of around 50 major wild fires in the western us. the mexican city of juarez once had the highest murder rate in the world. but thanks are changing. >> reporter: life is slowly returning to juarez, you can see it in the faces of these women dancing at dusk in a park. something unthinkable when this city was the most murderous in the world. at the height of the drug violence, ten people were killed every day. few dared to leave their homes after the sun went down. at the other end of the park, the father leads a memorial service for families who lost loved ones. he said the community is caught
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between a painful past and an uncertain future. >> translator: we're in a very delicate moment that we want to get out of. the degradation of values that has caused us to lose 10,000 lives. now we are trying to reconstruct this community. >> reporter: he recognizes that the government has spent money, but he says it is not enough to change the root cause of violence, nearly half a million people living in poverty. security remains the priority, when retired colonel was brought in as police chief, in one year the number of arrests shot up from 1,000 to more than 13,000. murder rates are still dropping, but police tactics remain controversial. this sign says redemand justice and stop the abuses. these protests have been happening almost on a daily basis. and all of these people here say
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members of the family have been detained and thrown in jail without any evidence. run active duty officer who asked not to be identified said the force remains above the law. >> translator: torture methods included suffocating suspects with plastic bags, beating them, and electrocuting them. >> reporter: repeated requests for an interview with the police were denied. deep mistrust of the police is another part of the city's legacy that the father worries about. >> translator: we have told the children that they will be able to earn money honestly, to say no to corruption and drugs. so what happens if you weren't sustain this? you kill hope, which is the most important thing. >> reporter: a warning that if juarez is ignored and forgotten, the city and country will pay the price again.
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back to story we told you about the u.s. army psychiatrist nidal hasan who was found guilty on all charges against him. he admitted he was responsible for the 2009 rampage in which another 31 people were injured. the verdict handed down by a u.s. military jury, and that leaves hasan facing now a possible death sentence. let's cast over to heidi joe castro who is in fort hood, texas for us. bring us up to speed with what happened in the verdict. >> reporter: sure. this community has been waiting almost four years for this conviction, and when it came, there was no surprise to anyone. hasan acted as his own attorney through this court-martial, and systematically tried to condemn himself from day one. his opening statement was, quote, i am the shooter, then he
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declined to present any defense witnesses, and gave no closing argument at all. you contrast that to the government's case, they presented 89 witnesses, including the 32 people who hasan attempted to kill. they filed past hasan in court. many looked at him in the eye, all of them said he was the shooter. so undeniable facts in this case. again, a conclusion of 13 counts of guilty for premeditated murder, not a surprise to anyone. >> perhaps you can explain to us the huge controversy which surrounded this trial about the question of whether or not he should be labeled as a terrorist in a way we don't see in other trials, one example being robert bales who is on trial for killing afghan civilians rather than soldiers.
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>> reporter: many of the victim's families and survivors have alleged that the u.s. government is putting political correctness above justice because hasan is an american-born muslim, and the u.s. military did not want to single him out. instead they charged him with these murder charges. they did not label him a terrorist, and the victims, again, are saying that just isn't fair. on the government side they released a pentagon memo that said the reason they decided not to charge him with terrorism was because they thought they had such a clear-cut case. today that proved correct. >> all right. thanks for that update. still to come on al jazeera -- a mixed day for f1 formula world
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champion in practice for the belgian grand prix.
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♪ welcome back. north and south korea have agreed to resume reuniting families who have been separated since the korean war ended 60 years ago. they agreed to select 100 families from each side to be reunited next month. the reunion program was stopped three years ago after an
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artillery shell landed on the island. >> reporter: retired businessman has been doing this for years, fielding requests for people looking for relatives in north korea and helping them meet. he had a brief reunion with his brother in china 20 years ago, a visit arranged through a chinese broker. >> they asked know help arrange other trips, but i had to run my business, but i started this as soon as i stopped working in 1998. i have helped more than 100 people find their relatives. >> reporter: the meetings can be risky for north koreans. such meetings have also become more expensive since north korea tightened border controls. the only other way for families to meet is through the official channel. the south korean red cross keeps
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a database. there were 70,000 eligible names, but only 100 are chosen each time by ballot. the last reunion was in 2010. they are always heart wrenching affairs. such reunions depend very much on the state of interkorean relations. both sides have now agreed that there will be two separate reunions, the first between 25th and 30th of september in north korea, and the second via teleconference facilities in october. the years of separation have been hard for many families. >> translator: separated families do not know where their mothers and fathers tombs are located, or whether they are alive or dead, we just shed tears looking at the sky in the north. >> reporter: but he works on tirelessly, driven to help
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others like himself. even though he believes his organization will become irrelevant in coming years, because those old enough to remember their relatives in the north will have passed away. let's catch up with all of the sports news now. >> thank you very much. a frustrating day for fans and australian cricketers, as england scored 215 runs on a very, very slow day. better luck for joe root who hit 68. kevin peterson also got a 50. so they trail by 245 runs do england with six wickets left. staying with -- cricket, the
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caribbean match ending it climax. they eased to a seven-wicket win, and the scoop shot that bares his name. later jamaica and barbados will meet. chelsea appears to high yakked the sining of william. chelsea made their move late on thursday. with fee and terms reportedly agreed. >> i don't like to speak before -- [ laughter ] . >> -- before time, because football can -- can betray you, and sometimes this is a problem when we speak a lot about names and transfers and so on, because sometimes it looks like it is, but it isn't. but i know that -- i know what
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the player wants. so at this moment we cannot -- we cannot hide that it is possibility. staying with tottenham news now -- spurs are still refusing to comment on bales future. [ technical difficulties ] >> they have kept the number 11 shirt free for bale. and a world record deal in excess of $140 million is expected to go through. he hasn't played for tottenham so far this season because of injury. arson wenga is receiving criticism. >> every player who wants to
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join us the first question is do you play in the champions league or not. it's as simple as that. the players who want to come -- go somewhere or not is decided on that. that's today the first requirement of the top, top, top level players. off to germany now, last season's runners up are in action right now, .against bremen. they are joint top of the league so far. but no goals in this game so far. [ inaudible ] are going in search or their first win of the season this friday. but they are not having an easy time of it. they took the lead on the half hour mark. and they responded less than two minutes later to level the scores. but they have since added
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another. it is they who are leading 2-1 at halftime. it was a pretty mixed time for the formula 1 world champion vettel. he did record the quickest lap time but had his afternoon finished early by a puncture. vettel's closest rival in the driver's championship, a possible ferrari candidate who was sixth fastest. stephen braydel has set the pace for the czech vp. he edged ahead in the afternoon session. the spaniard leads the championship by 21 points. the jamaica anti-doping agency has hit back at reporting
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that their country could be barred from the next olympics, that follows reports that drug testing procedures in jamaica were inadequate. jamaica's anti-doping body say their program is in keeping with international standards. they said in a statement . . .. baseball star ryan braun has formally apologized for using performance enhancing drugs during his 2011 mvp season. he is serving a 65-same suspension. he spent months denying his drug use before recently admitting his guilt in a statement he said a combination of feeling self righteous and having a lot of
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anger led me to react the way i did. heather mills who lost part of our leg in a motorcycle accident came second in the women's slalom adaptive word cup. he was a torch barer for the last paralympics, hopes to represent gb. >> big, big surprise. as my friends know i'm a bit of a speed queen, so making so many turns through a maze, i was really pleased to get that result. >> that's your sports, sammy. >> stay with us here on al jazeera. we'll be back with another full bu bullton of news coming up in just a couple of minutes, so don't go too far away. ♪
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was not me. check us out 24 hours a day on hello everyone i'm tony harris let's get you caught up with the headlines. former army major, hasan has been convicted of murder for the 2009 shooting rampage at forthood. hasan said he opened fire on the solders to protect muslims abroad. he is now eligible for the death penalty. a u.s. jury has sentenced robert bales to life without parole.

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